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Serious concerns raised about the safety of ladders sold on online platforms

Latest research commissioned by the Ladder Association has again raised serious concerns that unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders continue to be sold via online platforms to unsuspecting consumers in the UK. The market surveillance study, part of the Ladder Association’s ongoing ‘Step Up to Safe Ladders’ campaign, found that 70% of the commercially-available multipurpose laddersMore Info

11 October 2023 More Info
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Latest Telescopic Ladder Research Report Launched

  Unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders continue to be sold online to unsuspecting consumers in the UK, according to our new safety report. This warning, from the Ladder Association, comes as millions of Britons prepare to spend the upcoming hat-trick of May Bank Holiday weekends doing DIY and home improvements. The latest report is aMore Info

26 April 2023 More Info
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Ladder Association expands into the Middle East

  The Ladder Association continues its overseas expansion by welcoming two new Training Members in the Middle East, Al Laith Scaffolding LLC and Simian International. Dubai-based Al Laith is a well-known supplier of a range of construction and events scaffolding structures across the UAE, having serviced the region for almost 30 years. Simian International offerMore Info

24 April 2023 More Info

Product Safety Review – An Open Letter to the Secretary of State

The Ladder Association has placed its full support behind an open letter to the Secretary of State for the Department for Business and Trade, the Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch, urging the Government to immediately release the long-awaited Product Safety Review, and address the sale of dangerous goods from online marketplaces once and for all. TheMore Info

9 March 2023 More Info
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International Women’s Day

Today on International Women’s Day, we celebrate Ladder Association Chairman, Gail Hounslea! Gail has over 20 years’ experience working with ladders. Her astute business brain and entrepreneurial spirit meant she spotted a gap in the market in 2004 and founded her own ladder supply company, Ladderstore. Since then, she has worked tirelessly across the (predominantlyMore Info

8 March 2023 More Info
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Reflecting on our recent successes

Last week we were delighted to attend the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Awards in London. As a TAF member for a number of years now, we were proud to be shortlisted for ‘Sector Representation of the Year’ as a result of our successful collaborations with the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), Trading Standards,More Info

28 February 2023 More Info
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Ladder Conference 2022

Each year, we hold a conference in the UK to share the latest insights and guidance on ladder safety. We invite our members – as well as anyone else with an interest in ladders, including those who select access equipment for their organisation or have responsibility for the health and safety of people who workMore Info

5 January 2023 More Info
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Ladder Association shortlisted at Trade Association Awards 2023

The Ladder Association is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for ‘Sector Representation of the Year’ at the Trade Association Awards 2023. The annual awards – which are formally supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – recognise, reward and promote best practice amongst trade associations in the UK. TheMore Info

13 December 2022 More Info
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Work at Height Regulations at Risk of Repeal

Did you know, the Government is planning to scrap the UK’s Work at Height Regulations at the end of 2023 – unless ministers can be convinced to rescue them. Today, we’re urging you to join the Access Industry Forum’s campaign to Save the Work at Height Regulations. This law is important to anyone who worksMore Info

7 December 2022 More Info
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Ladder Association celebrates 75 years of ladder safety

The Ladder Association celebrated our 75th anniversary in style at our 2022 Conference, held on 20 October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. Returning after a 3 year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ladder Conference 2022 saw the biggest turnout to date as members, safety professionals and guests from all sectors joined to celebrateMore Info

24 October 2022 More Info